Class Protection (Excel VBA)
The class Protection represents the various types of protection options available for a worksheet.
The following procedures in this class have been grouped together and are described on a separate theme page
Allow with its procedures AllowDeletingColumns, AllowDeletingRows, AllowEditRanges, AllowFormattingCells, AllowFormattingColumns, AllowFormattingRows, AllowInsertingColumns, AllowInsertingRows, AllowSorting and AllowUsingPivotTables
AllowFiltering returns True if the user is allowed to make use of an AutoFilter that was created before the sheet was protected.
Sub ProtectionOptions() ActiveSheet.Unprotect ' Unlock row 1. Rows("1:1").Locked = False ' Allow row 1 to be filtered on a protected worksheet. If ActiveSheet.Protection.AllowFiltering = False Then ActiveSheet.Protect AllowFiltering:=True End If MsgBox "Row 1 can be filtered on this protected worksheet." End Sub
AllowInsertingHyperlinks returns True if the insertion of hyperlinks is allowed on a protected worksheet.
Sub ProtectionOptions() ActiveSheet.Unprotect ' Unlock cell A1. Range("A1").Locked = False ' Allow hyperlinks to be inserted on a protected worksheet. If ActiveSheet.Protection.AllowInsertingHyperlinks = False Then ActiveSheet.Protect AllowInsertingHyperlinks:=True End If MsgBox "Hyperlinks can be inserted on this protected worksheet." End Sub